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The $8 figure that shamed Boston gets an update

Seven years after a Fed study exposed just how wide the region’s wealth gap remains, a welcome follow-up is in the works.


Boston has what it takes to end homelessness

It’s a lofty goal, but it can be done.


Wu’s proposed real estate transfer tax deserves Legislature’s blessing

A modest tax on high-end real estate sales in Boston can make that happen.


A tool to help level the playing field for low-income tenants

The False Claims Act, DOJ’s principal fraud-fighting statute, can be used to back up aggrieved tenants with the strong arm of the federal government.


Any solution to Mass. and Cass must be informed by experiences of formerly incarcerated

Without their wisdom, we may all continue to be trapped in a run-around game.


You don’t have to look hard to see why rent control has so much support

Time after time, we watch speculators swoop in, buy a building (often in cash), and dramatically raise rents or issue mass eviction notices.


Easing the pain by building the future

It’s critical for state lawmakers to get those federal funds out the door where they can do some good.


Parking wars: Another battle won

In the fight for affordable housing, the Boston City Council has voted to eliminate a potent tool for the NIMBY crowd.